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Calling All Fashion Creatives. Applications for Emerge ALÁRA now Open

Emerge ALÁRA

ALÁRA is committed to the discovery, support, growth and exposure of young creatives in Africa and its diaspora through the Emerge ALÁRA platform.

With a focus on Art, Cuisine, Design and Fashion, Emerge ALÁRA aims to select the most gifted in each discipline.

Starting with Emerge ALÁRA – The Fashion Edition this year, the most promising young designer and fashion media creative will be selected and offered the opportunity to present a retail collection and exhibition respectively, as well as receive mentorship from a carefully selected team of advisors.

The platform will also provide structured support to the young designers currently in partnership with ALÁRA who apply for it’s Fellowship Program.

Finalists will be selected based on talent, the originality of their concept, innovative techniques and craftsmanship. Judges decisions are final.

AWARDS

Fashion Design

  • Exclusive collection to be financed and stocked at ALÁRA
  • Mentorship from an internationally acclaimed advisory board
  • Access to technical expertise and facilities

 

Fashion Media

  • Exclusive exhibition to be financed and shown at ALÁRA
  • Mentorship from an internationally acclaimed advisory board
  • Access to technical expertise and facilities

 

GUIDELINES

Applicants must

  • Have a unique point of view that references African culture and heritage
  • Have produced at least 2 bodies of work
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 30
  • Be of African descent (with proof of nationality)
  • Not have existing retail contracts

Finalists will be selected based on their originality of concepts, innovative techniques and craftsmanship. Judges decisions are final.

Submission deadline – 17th August, 2018.

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